Handy Mandy

PLAYHOUSE DISNEY – Sunday 1 March, 10am

Say hola to Handy Manny and his boisterous bunch of talking tools in four brand new episodes on Sundays in March.

PLAYHOUSE DISNEY – Sunday 28 September, 12.30pm

No matter how big or small – Manny “Handy” Garcia can fix the problem! Voiced by Wilmer Valderrama, (‘That 70s Show’) “Handy Manny”, with the help of his talking tools, shows preschoolers that with a bit of enthusiasm, he can do any job! As well as teaching preschoolers about co-operation and being polite, he teaches them simple Spanish words, which he uses in a real-world context – like sometimes referring to his tools as ‘las herramientas’! Tune in from 11:30am every Sunday in September 2008 for exciting new episodes including:
Sunday 28 September 2008:
“Bingo night/ Scribble trouble”
Manny and his tools show up for Bingo night at the Sheetrock Hills Community Centre but when the bingo ball cage breaks, Turner forgets that games are supposed to be about fun!
Manny’s nephew, Chico has a bad habit of writing and painting on the walls. When his mother, Lola calls Manny for help, it’s up to Manny and the tools to find a way for Chico to express himself without ruining the house.

PLAYHOUSE DISNEY – Sunday 14 September, 11.30am

No matter how big or small – Manny “Handy” Garcia can fix the problem! Voiced by Wilmer Valderrama, (‘That 70s Show’) “Handy Manny”, with the help of his talking tools, shows preschoolers that with a bit of enthusiasm, he can do any job! As well as teaching preschoolers about co-operation and being polite, he teaches them simple Spanish words, which he uses in a real-world context – like sometimes referring to his tools as ‘las herramientas’! Tune in from 11:30am every Sunday in September 2008 for these three exciting new episodes:
Episode: “Sculptor Manny/ Manny goes solar”
While helping clean out Carmela’s art studio, Felipe accidentally ‘recycles’ her sculpture so Manny and the tools set out to rebuild it! Manny and the tools get a call from Mr. Kumar to come and install a new sign for his store. Problems arise when Manny discovers the sign has an electric motor and there’s no electricity up where the sign is to be mounted. But, thanks to the power of the sun, Manny uses solar energy to save the day.

Sunday 7 September 10:00am – 1:00pm

Celebrate Father’s Day this year with Manny in a three hour marathon – including three new episodes – of “Handy Manny” on Playhouse Disney! Voiced by Wilmer Valderrama, Manny is a handyman who loves helping people. He especially loves to help his ‘abuelito’ (Spanish for Grandpa) – whether it’s fixing his cuckoo clock or mending his broken telescope Manny always knows how to solve a problem!
1. Saving the Turtles/ Abuelito’s siesta:
Jackie asks Manny to build a bike trail around Lake Nochanailin. As they scope out the work, they come across a nest of baby turtle eggs in the sand that are in the way of the planned bike path. After Manny’s tools offer various suggestions, Manny solves the problem by building a sturdy bridge allowing bikers to safely pass over the hatching turtles.
Abuelito’s cuckoo clock is broken and the noise is keeping him from taking a siesta. But after Manny and his tools fix the clock, abuelito finds he misses the noise and has trouble falling asleep in silence. Manny and the tools encourage abuelito to enjoy the sounds of nature to help him take his siesta.
2. Abuelito’s telescope/ Little Lopart:
Manny and his tools set out to fix abuelito’s telescope – when they mistake Mr. Lopart’s shiny ‘anniversary sale’ balloons for UFOs, they end up embarking on a chase through the streets of Sheet Rock Hills in search of space aliens. When Manny, the tools and the Lopart’s are stuck in Mrs. Lopart’s attic, the tools learn a lesson about perseverance as Mrs. Lopart tells some entertaining tales about how determined and inventive Mr. Lopart was as a little boy.
3. A night with abuelito/ Canine case:
Manny and the tools go to abuelito’s house to fix a window but must spend the night when a snowstorm arrives sooner than expected. Unable to sleep because of abuelito’s loud snoring, they must soundproof a door to get to sleep. Dusty reprises her role as a detective, in order to help Officer Pete, Manny, and the other tools find Mrs. Portillo’s beloved dog, Carlos.

New Season Premiere: Handy Manny

Playhouse Disney – From Saturday 6 October, 7pm

“Handy Manny” returns for Season Two on Playhouse Disney this October. With his raucous set of talking tools, hardworking handyman Manny Garcia (voiced by “That 70s Show’s” Wilmer Valderrama) helps his neighbours by taking on their repair projects, no matter how big or small. On 6 October; “Elliot Minds The Store” – When Kelly steps out for a few hours she leaves her brother, Elliot, in charge of her hardware store. The results are disastrous, but fortunately Manny and the tools are there to help out. In “Squeeze Makes A Promise” Squeeze volunteers to take care are Mrs Portillos’ pet chameleon Maurice, and promises to keep the lid closed on the tank. But when Squeeze gets distracted and forgets to keep her promise all kinds of trouble breaks loose. “Handy Manny” will give you all the tools you need for navigating through life when Season Two premieres on Playhouse Disney this October.